Vision and Hearing Screening Requirements

Vision & Hearing Screening:

The Vision and Hearing Screening will be held at the Knoxville School District 
October 15 & 16, 2019

Vision screening is required on the following students:

    a. Preschool children age 3 and older in any public or private  educational program or licensed child care facility.
    b. Kindergarten students
    c. 2nd Grade students
    d. 8th Grade students
    e. Special education students
    f. Students who are referred by a teacher
    g. Transfer students

Hearing Screening is required on the following students:


    a. Preschool children age 3 and older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility.
    b. Kindergarten students
    c. 1st Grade students
    d. 2nd Grade students
    e. 3rd Grade students
    f. Special education students
    g. Students who are referred by a teacher
    h. Transfer students

Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.

Hearing screening is not a substitute for a complete hearing evaluation by a physician.  A signed report form indicating that the child has had an ear examination by a physician and an evaluation by an audiologist within the past year is acceptable in lieu of the screening.

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